The first deputy chairman of Meshrano-Jirga: Meshrano-Jirga will make decision about presidential decree on electoral reform based on national interest of Afghanistan.
Kabul- the executive director of FEFA, Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, met with first deputy chairman of Meshrano-Jirga on December 28, 2015 to talk about presidential decree on electoral reform which was rejected by Wolesi Jirga of National Assembly.
At the beginning of the meeting, the executive director of FEFA presented information on importance of election and the urgent need for electoral reform. He also said that the rejection of presidential decree on electoral reform by Wolesi Jirga is in contradiction to constitution and well of nation. He added, “According to article 79 of constitution the government has to submit the legislative decree on electoral reform to the National Assembly in the course of thirty days beginning from the first session of the National Assembly but based on article Wolesi Jirga was not authorized to include the proposal for amendment of the electoral law in its working agenda during the last year of the legislative period. However, Wolesi Jirga acted in contradiction to law and included the presidential decree on electoral reform in its working agenda during the last year of legislative period and decided to reject it.” The executive director of FEFA urged the members of Meshrano-Jirga to make legal and logical decisions on electoral issues.